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Social, Modular, Programmable

Linkitz is a wearable electronic toy for social play. It's modular and snaps together, allowing kids to customize their toy.

Linkitz is designed for kids and doesn't require any knowledge of programming -- changing how the links are connected changes how they interact -- but Linkitz comes with a kid-friendly visual programming language that lets kids change how their links behave.

Instead of "teaching" programming, Linkitz believes in giving kids age-appropriate programming tools and a great reason to use them!

We are creating an ecosystem of versatile, adaptive devices. We can't wait to get them to you and hear what you want next!

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Lyssa Neel

Founder / CEO

Lyssa Neel, Founder / CEO

A computer scientist by training, Lyssa is passionate about sharing her love for making stuff. Before co-founding Linkitz, she served as CEO and CTO for several IT start-ups in the United States and Canada. She also co-founded the University of Toronto Early Stage Technology program. Lyssa is a graduate of MIT, where she received SB, SM, and PhD degrees from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Drew Macrae

Founder / CTO

Drew Macrae, CTO

Drew is a lifelong engineer: he has been taking things apart since he was five years old, and putting them back together since he was seven (sorry, Dad!). Before co-founding Linkitz, Drew was a Silicon Architecture Engineer at Intel, and he also worked at Tesla Motors and Mentor Media. Drew has a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College. 

Chris Wallace

CMO

Chris Wallace, CMO

Chris holds a Doctorate in Classics from the University of Toronto. His research has been published around the globe and translated into four languages. He has been teaching for more than a decade and loves helping kids realize how much they already know.